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6/6/2013 1:44:00 PM
World Almanac for June 6

Today is the 157th day of 2013 and the 79th day of spring.

TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1844, the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in London.

In 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe began as Allied forces landed in continental Europe at Normandy, France.

In 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon.

In 2002, President George W. Bush proposed consolidating 22 federal agencies under a single, Cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: Diego Velazquez (1599-1660), painter; Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), poet; Thomas Mann (1875-1955), novelist; Harvey Fierstein (1952- ), actor; Bjorn Borg (1956- ), tennis player; Jason Isaacs (1963- ), actor; Paul Giamatti (1967- ), actor; Natalie Morales (1972- ), TV journalist.

TODAY'S FACT: Basketball, racquetball and volleyball were all invented at YMCA facilities.

TODAY'S SPORTS: In 1892, President Benjamin Harrison became the first sitting president to attend a Major League Baseball game.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "A harmful truth is better than a useful lie." -- Thomas Mann

TODAY'S NUMBER: $55.4 billion -- estimated amount in the U.S. federal budget devoted to the Department of Homeland Security in 2013.

TODAY'S MOON: Between last quarter moon (May 31) and new moon (June 8).

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